The impact of new collaborative learning spaces on tertiary teacher practice
Haines, Karen; Maurice-Takerei, Lisa
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Citation:Haines, K. J., & Maurice-Takerei, L. (2019). The impact of new collaborative learning spaces on tertiary teacher practice. Journal of Learning Spaces, 8 (2), 12-24.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4747
Institutions may invest heavily into building and equipping new learning teaching spaces with the intention of encouraging active and collaborative learning to occur. However, there may not be a concomitant shift in teachers’ existing pedagogical practices. This qualitative study examined the perspectives of thirty-two tertiary teachers across a range of disciplines at a single institution. The findings suggest that working in new collaborative learning spaces challenged many participants to make changes to their existing practices that moved them along a possible continuum to be more facilitative and learner-centered in their approach.